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The Merry Wives of Windsor (Large Print Edition)


Dramatis Personae
FENTON, a young gentleman
SHALLOW, a country justice
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Dramatis Personae
FENTON, a young gentleman
SHALLOW, a country justice
SLENDER, cousin to Shallow
Gentlemen of Windsor
WILLIAM PAGE, a boy, son to Page
SIR HUGH EVANS, a Welsh parson
DOCTOR CAIUS, a French physician
HOST of the Garter Inn
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781490364995
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 6/5/2013
  • Pages: 158
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.34 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of tables
General editors' preface
Preface and acknowledgements
Introduction 1
The English comedy and the comedy of English 3
The comedy of language(s) and the Latin lesson 5
Translating: Italian into English - Falstaff's ancestry and the comedy of humours 9
Garter comedy: date, occasion and Falstaff's metamorphoses 18
Quarto and Folio: memorial reconstruction and acting version 31
Unconformities and comical satire 43
Structural unconformities and time gaps: three versions of Merry Wives 56
Critical attitude and stage life: the music of Merry Wives 80
This text: editorial procedures and conventions 109
Sir John Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor 119
App The First Quarto (1602) 292
Abbreviations and references 326
Abbreviations used in the notes 326
Works by and partly by Shakespeare 326
Editions of Shakespeare collated 328
Other works cited 330
Index 338
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